2004 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
March 25, 2005
Houston at New Orleans
Friday 03/25 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Houston -5.5 (-110) (risk 3 to return 5.73) RESULT: WIN
Houston comes in at 40-27 SU, while New Orleans comes in at 15-52 SU. If you can't tell by their records, Houston is the superior team in this matchup. Houston has by far a better offense & defense. Look for Houston to find an open man all day against this New Orleans team. There is only one way to look in this one. The Hornets are not playing any defense, and the Rockets have beaten New Orleans in 5 straight. McGrady will have his way vs whomever tries to check him from New Orleans, and the Rockets will cruise again off a huge performance against Cleveland last night. Since the all-star break, New Orleans is just 1-6 ATS vs. winning teams and 1-6 ATS at home vs. division opponents. Hornets way overmatched here and the line isn't big enough. Three stars on Houston to roll.